Video Interview: Wang Shu

Pritzker Prize winner talks with WU architecture faculty

Posted by Video produced by Clark Bowen March 7, 2012



On Feb. 27, 2012, just two days before lecturing at Washington University's Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, Wang Shu became the first Chinese citizen to win the Pritzker Architecture Prize, generally considered the profession's highest honor.

Here he discusses his work with architectural historians Robert McCarter, the Sam Fox School's Ruth and Norman Moore Professor of Architecture, and Seng Kuan, assistant professor of architecture. The talk takes place in the University's Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, designed by Fumihiko Maki, Wang's fellow Pritzker laureate.

To read the news release about Wang's lecture at Washington University, click here.

Additional Coverage

Wang Shu lauded for modern traditional design—Amy Wimsatt, St. Louis Beacon
Wang Shu: First the Pritzker, then St. Louis—Logan Alexander, TOKY